Riyad Mahrez misses late penalty as Manchester City draw at Liverpool

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Gerrard matches Walter Smith record with incredible Rangers Euro run

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez missed an 86th minute penalty as the Premier League champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Liverpool in their top of the table clash on Sunday.

"I think they saw today we tried everything, and we came back and from the mental point of view it's a very important three points". You can not defend them 100 per cent over 95 minutes, so they will always have their moments but I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save.

Guardiola defended Mahrez, who missed a great chance to win the game when he blasted an 86th minute penalty over the bar.

"It'll be fascinating all of the individual duels and battles all over the pitch and there's two world-class managers".

"We've beaten a good team".

Rangers showed they are not ready to give up the Premiership title race just yet as they killed off Hearts' unbeaten league start with a 3-1 triumph at Ibrox, while Celtic ran out 6-0 winners at St Johnstone.

A point apiece means that champions City and title challengers Liverpool join Chelsea on 20 points at the top of the table heading into the two-week global break.

Mohamed Salah, who failed to score in a league match at Anfield for only the second time since December 26, then fired over the crossbar at the other end nine minutes later. This team together with the club, the money they have and this manager is exceptional. At Anfield if you don't score goals it is complicated. "You can not rest in a game like that, but if there is any chance to rest, it is with the ball".

How do I watch the Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match live? He's got my number and he knows where I am. I thought if we didn't gift Rangers the first two goals I think the stats say we were in the game.

But if the hosts receive similar backing today from their fans as they did on Thursday evening, then they will stand a very good chance of victory.

Sterling has received hostile receptions and struggled in games back at Anfield since leaving the Reds for City in 2015.

"When we came back from worldwide break last time, it was so hard", he said. "They had an outstanding season, I respect it a lot - I love it, actually".

Mahrez tested Alisson with a near-post shot that the Brazilian turned behind, but his real chance to make himself a City hero came when the pace of Sane was too much for the normally flawless Van Dijk and this time a penalty was given.

He is arguably the top performer in Gerrard's starting eleven right now, appearing to improve in every single match.

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